Monday, March 17, 2014

IN THE SHADOWS artwork samples and news

A few months ago news was announced through Publishers Weekly that I had a book coming out through Scholastic called IN THE SHADOWS.  It's a collaboration with my AMAZING co-creator (and NY Times bestselling author) Kiersten White told part in an art-story by me and partly in text by Kiersten.  We'd been working on the book since the spring or summer of 2012 and have been dying to reveal more details about it.  While we still want to stay clear of divulging too much of the plot other than to say it's a supernatural mystery (more details if you want them *here*) but we can at last share some of my artwork from the book.






Again, it's a novel told partly in artwork, and we couldn't be happier with how the hardcovers have turned out both in how the interiors printed and in the overall design of the hardcover and the jacket (cover by me, jacket design by Scholastic's designer extraordinaire Chris Stengel -- thanks Chris! :)  Here's a shot of me and also Kiersten receiving a couple of early samples recently:







Those who know me know it goes without saying, but just in case, I'll restate that it has been an absolute constant treat to work with someone as devastatingly talented as Kiersten on this project, and I'm confident I can speak for us both when I say it was a total pleasure to work with David Levithan as our editor from Scholastic.  The book is in stores on April 29th, but we'll be doing an early event shortly before it's official date.  We'll also be attending numerous conferences and conventions in the coming months (details to follow soon!). 

Additionally, I've been re-designing my website and have added the IN THE SHADOWS samples there, as well as some other artwork done over the past couple years that hasn't been collected or shown in it's entirety online (such as the Daughter of Smoke and Bone graphic sampler art for example).  Check it all out at www.jimdibartolo.com  

Lastly, Kiersten and I will be releasing more samples of the artwork as well as some other news in the coming weeks.  Please stay tuned. 

Thanks for reading!


6 comments:

YA Bibliophile said...

This is so great to see. I'm so thrilled for you both and cannot wait to read this one. Well done!

Jim Di Bartolo said...

Thank you Heidi! Your ongoing support and kind words are always SO appreciated! Hope those green Oreos you found help improve your day! ;)

Amy Baskin said...

Ooh- what a mysterious mood you've captured. Can't wait to ogle/read it!

Jim Di Bartolo said...

Thank you Amy!! So sweet of you! Also, we miss seeing you, the family, and the YA gang! :(

Kristy BookNerdReviews said...

Thank you for sharing some samples with us Jim! It looks absolutely amazing! I am so happy for you both :)

Jenn said...

I cannot WAIT for this book, Jim! Mainly for your artwork LOVED it in LIPS TOUCH and just...loves it in general. I will get it the day of from my indie once it pubs. Congrats! Looking forward to more of your work.